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Poster: turnphilup Date: Jun 22, 2011 1:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Exquisite TDIH

Can not get over how mellow some tunes from this date are. The Birdsong and P.I.T.B. standout in particular for their easy going laid back chilled vibe. Where they sitting on Lazy boys for those two? Just when I think I have heard every version and thought they where all just almost a little to similar in style, I hear these, and then shake my head in disgust. I am constantly surprised at their ability to just blow my mind with their extraordinary craftsmanship of playing these tunes with such simpatico. Damn you archive for making me listen to these! Damn you!

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Poster: JihadOMuffin Date: Jun 22, 2011 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Exquisite TDIH

So true, the PITB is seriously special, the Reprise jam is so good!

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Poster: Jim F Date: Jun 25, 2011 12:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Exquisite TDIH

Glad to see someone else comment on the Playin'. I think it's my favorite of 1973, and really a favorite of all-time. If I could only have one version of the song, at least from the 72-74 period, this would be the one. Of course there are dozens of versions I really like, but there's something about the mood on this one, Jerry's dreamy wah-wah meandering through some of the band's best playing makes for a really nice listening experience. There's less frenetic 72ish buildups and more textual shifts in pace and tone.

Something about the deliberacy (is that a word? perhaps "the deliberate nature of the playing" is better) of the jamming on the 2/26/77 version reminds me of 6/22's version.